Winter is just around the corner, and it’s an exciting time to be an Austin resident. While Austin may be well-known for its year-round music events, the city also has some pretty cool stuff going on during the winter time. We’ve put together a list of our favorite winter events that you can check out in Austin, TX this year:
Austin Winter Events 2017
ZACH Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Carol”
Dates: November 22 – December 31, 2017
Check out this modern twist on everyone’s favorite Christmas classic. This rockin’ adaptation of a beloved Christmas tale is a great way to ring in the holidays with the whole family. Tickets range in price depending on seating. Check out the ZACH Theatre website for more information.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Dates: November 24 – December 24, 2017
Looking for a great place to pick up some last-minute holiday gifts? Check out the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Here, you will find thousands of unique gift options from many different local Austin artists. From fun and kitschy items to more serious works of art, this bazaar has a little something for everyone.
Winter Wonderland at the Circuit
Dates: December 8 – 30, 2017
If you are looking for a holiday festival that the whole family can enjoy, you’ve got to check out the Winter Wonderland event at the Circuit of the Americas in central Texas. This event features almost a mile circuit of bring holiday lights as well as a skating rink, petting zoo, carnival rides, and much more. Bring the whole family for a fun winter day.
Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”
Dates: December 8 – 23, 2017
If you’re looking for a classic Christmas treat, you won’t want to miss Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker,” kicking off at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. This is the 55th annual production of this holiday favorite, and it’s sure to be a performance the whole family will want to see.
51st Annual Trail of Lights at Zilker Park
Dates: December 9 – 23, 2017
One of the most special parts of the holidays is being able to share the joy, memories, and fun of the season. The 51st annual trail of lights event at Zilker Park is a great way to be apart of the community and make some new holiday memories. If you missed the lighting ceremony, don’t worry, the lights will be on display until December 23rd.
Austin’s New Year at Auditorium Shores
Date: December 31, 2017
Are you looking for a fun way to get festive with the family this new year? Check out Austin’s New Year celebration at Auditorium Shores. This family-friendly event is alcohol free and works to celebrate the diversity and creativity of Austin. Come check out the different art installations, storytellers, and other festive performances.